Find out who’s playing and what’s happening in Tuscaloosa
TJ Eubanks: 6-9 p.m., Lookout Rooftop Bar, Hotel Indigo, 111 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa.
The Blue Cats: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., no blankets, Dillard’s Chop House, 2330 Fourth St., Tuscaloosa. 205-614-8782.
Musical open mic: 6 p.m., Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St., Parkview Center, Tuscaloosa. 205-342-0051. www.druidcitybrewingcompany.com.
Erykah Badu: 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway. Tickets on sale, for $ 125, $ 99.50, $ 79.50, $ 59.50, $ 39.50 and $ 25, plus fees, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Amphitheater ticket office. For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
The Wild Feathers: 8 p.m., $ 15, Druid City Music Hall, 1307 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa. www.druidcitymusichall.com.
“Much Ado About Nothing”: Reading directed by the AU’s Alabama Shakespeare Project, free, 7 p.m., Smith Hall Grand Gallery. Masks are mandatory for all UA indoor events.
Alabama Repertory Dance Theater: 30th season performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the Dance Theater on the AU campus. Tickets usually cost $ 20; Season pass packages, priced at $ 158, include one ticket to each of the 11 theater and dance performances for the 2021-2022 season. Available at the Rowand Johnson Hall box office, by phone at 205-348-3400, or online at ua.universitytickets.com. www.theatre.ua.edu.
“Stop Kiss”: Theater Tuscaloosa’s second scene features a series from Diana Son’s play “Stop Kiss”, directed by Keira Gillock, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 113 Hargrove Road. After Callie meets Sara, the two fall in love unexpectedly. Their first kiss causes a violent attack that transforms their lives in ways they could never anticipate. Performances at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, with a morning at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $ 8, per www.theatretusc.com.
The Horror Tuscaloosa: Haunted Attraction at 54744 Skyland Blvd. E. in Cottondale, behind Taylor Electrical Contractors. From 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays until October 30; 7 pm-10pm on October 14, 21 and 28; and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 31, Halloween night, Sunday. Tickets $ 25, or $ 40 for a quick pass (a limited number will be sold each evening, on site only). For a map, see www.thehorrortuscaloosa.com/location.
Fayette’s Nightmare on the Farm: 20-minute guided tour from Nelson Funeral Home, 3659 Highway 171 N. in Fayette, approximately an hour’s drive northwest of Tuscaloosa. Trailers pick up customers and transport them to the haunted attraction. Operates from 7:00 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday throughout the month. Admission is $ 10 generally, $ 5 for ages 10 and under. www.facebook.com/Nightmare-at-the-Farm. 205-442-5780.
Warehouse 31 in Pelham: 3150 Lee St., in Pelham, with Rigamortis, the inner haunted house; a 3D artistic experience; an escape room; and some lantern-only nights, during which journeys through Rigamortis are illuminated by a single lamp. Tickets $ 29.95 for the Rigamortis and 3D experience package, or $ 49.95 for quick access to the same. Tickets for the escape room are $ 10. VIP Warehouse 31 package at $ 59.95 includes skip-the-line Rigamortis / 3D tickets, preferred waiting room seats, free drink ticket, free popcorn ticket, “weird photo” photo booth and a $ 2 coupon for merchandise. For the full opening schedule, see www.warehouse31.com/tickets.
The Atrox Factory in Leeds: 8404 Parkway Drive, Leeds, uses over 50,000 square feet, making it one of the largest haunted attractions in the South East. Open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings, from 7 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, until Halloween. Tickets start at $ 25. Atrox’s waiting area features vendors, movies, and a few celebrity appearances in horror films. For details, see www.atroxfactory.com.
Druid City Pride Brunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar, Hotel Indigo, 111 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa. Tickets, $ 25, include brunch and entertainment from Miss ECP 2021, LaVeesha TaRajae; Miss DCP 2020, Elektra; Miss DCP 2019, Imberli; Cierra Symone Campbell, Lotus, Saaphyr Flame, Olivia Giselle TaRajae and Addison Vontrell. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., brunch service at 11 a.m., performances begin at noon. www.druidcitypride.org/brunch.
Alabama’s No.1 at Texas A&M: Kicks off at 7 p.m. Broadcast on CBS; watch online on FuboTV.
Druid City Pride Festival: Sixth annual Druid City Pride Festival, 1:30 p.m., Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Musicians, artists and salespeople. Headlining will be Ryan Jamaal Swain, star of the FX series “Pose”. The Birmingham native began performing in his freshman year at the city’s Alabama School of Fine Arts, received his BA from Howard University and trained at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, in UK. In 2014, Swain wrote and starred in “A Negro Writer”. a one-man show on Langston Hughes. His other credits include an Off-Broadway production world premiere of the critically acclaimed film “Kill Move Paradise” (National Black Theater, New York) and “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey” (American Theater of Actors, New York). As an activist, Swain is an ambassador for Stonewall. He partnered with the non-profit It Gets Better foundation as part of the ‘# 48HoursOfLove’ campaign, sharing uplifting messages of hope, empowerment and support for LGBTQIA + students during the stressful back to school. The event will be hosted by ABC 33/40 reporter Stoney Sharp. There will be an activity area for children and pets are welcome. For more information, see www.druidcitypride.org.
It could be you: Comedy Show with Open Mic, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Black Warrior Brewing Co., 2216 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa. Registration at 7:30 am. Organized by Stand-Up Tuscaloosa and Compton Smith.
“Milk” (2008): Free screening of the biopic featuring Sean Penn, 7:30 p.m., Bama Theater, 600 Greensboro Ave., as part of Druid City Pride Week. Free, but tickets are mandatory, available at the box office from 6.30 p.m.
“Pippin”: Production of the musical Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, by the Department of Drama and Dance at the University of Alabama, directed by Matt Davis. Pippin is faced with a challenge: the goal. King Charlemagne’s son sets off on a journey from war to love, trying to live an extraordinary life before finding the answer in a rather unexpected place. “Pippin” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-October. October 15 and 21-22, ending with a matinee at 2 p.m. on October 24, at the Marian Gallaway Theater, Rowand-Johnson Hall, UA campus. Tickets $ 14 for students; $ 17 for seniors, faculty and AU staff; $ 25 in general. Available at the Rowand-Johnson box office, by phone at 205-348-3400 or online at ua.universitytickets.com. www.theatre.ua.edu.
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OCT. 2: The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets through www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Amphitheater box office, for $ 74.50, $ 64.50, $ 54.50, $ 44.50 and $ 30, plus fees. For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
OCT. 3: Koe Wetzel, 7 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Amphitheater box office, for $ 81 for the general admission pit, and $ 56, $ 46 and $ 36 for reserved seats, plus fees. For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
OCT. 4-5: 50th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 17, Kentuck Park, 3401 Fifth St., Northport. With over 270 performers, live music, spoken word performances on the Kathryn Tucker Windham stage, activities for kids, demonstrations of folk and contemporary crafts, food trucks and local craft beers. Admission is $ 10 per day, or $ 15 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. www.kentuck.org.
OCT. 19: Earth Wind and Fire, 7 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets through www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Amphitheater box office, for $ 89.50, $ 69.50, $ 49.50 and $ 29.50, plus fees. An opening act will be announced later. For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
OCT. 23: Homecoming at the University of Alabama, game against the Tennessee Volunteers. Kick-off time to be determined. Parade that morning, with the reunion queen crowned at halftime. To learn more about the events of the previous week, see www.homecoming.sa.ua.edu.
OCT. 31: Pink Box Burlesque presents “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, 7-9 p.m., Bama Theater. Accessory bags will be available. Doors open at 6:30 pm Tickets $ 15 general, $ 21 with accessory bag; 18 years and over. For more information, see www.pinkboxburlesque.com.
NOV. 4: Jon Pardi, Larry Fleet, Ryan Hurd, 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets $ 65, $ 55, $ 45, $ 35 and $ 25, plus fees, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the box office of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
NOV. 22-JAN. 2: The 2021 Tinsel Trail, with over 190 living Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals, will move to Government Plaza in 2021, due to ongoing road construction on Jack Warner Parkway. www.ttowntinsel.com. Holidays on the River, the ice skating and Christmas themed event, will also begin on November 22 at Government Plaza. www.holidaysontheriver.com.
DEC. 3: The West Alabama Christmas Parade will return after a pandemic year hiatus, at 6:30 p.m., in downtown Tuscaloosa, preceded by the lighting of the Christmas tree, at 5:15 p.m. at the palace County Court of Tuscaloosa, 714 Greensboro Ave.